MV Soul Concepts Hosts 2nd Annual Martha's Vineyard Summer Madness Music Conference and Festival

The 'Ladies First' theme features a celebration of Black music and so much more!

The picturesque island of Martha's Vineyard will be the epicenter of non-stop fun and excitement for the urban professional as MV Soul Concepts hosts the 2nd annual Martha's Vineyard Summer Madness Music Conference and Festival August 8-10, 2014 at Oak Bluffs' Dreamland. This year's theme, "Ladies First," pays homage to the dynamic women of Black music and entertainment who embody power, philanthropy and positivity as essential qualities to be a real Boss Lady in today's male-dominated industries.

The weekend-long music celebration kicks off Friday night with a classic old school party, "Tru School Hip Hop Concert," featuring a live performance from legendary artist and activist MC Lyte and special guest DJ Monie Love. The talented R&B songstress Amel Larrieux headlines Saturday night's sultry R&B Showcase, featuring a DJ set by the world renowned DJ Beverly Bond, founder of Black Girls Rock. Award-winning actress and jazz vocalist Suzzanne Douglas will keep the party going during Sunday morning's Jazz Brunch. The MV Summer Madness roster continues with jammed-packed, back-to-back days of events featuring "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" star Deb Antney; Tameka "Tiny" Harris of VH1's "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle;" talent manager Sonja Norwood (Brandy and Ray J); former Flava Unit executive Dedra Tate; and Atlantic Records Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships Joi Pitts, among others. It all culminates with an exclusive show-stopping V.I.P performance Sunday night by music icon Lauryn Hill that will leave Martha's Vineyard partygoers speechless!

Janon Costley, Managing Member for MV Soul Concepts, said, "The 'Ladies First' theme increases the excitement of this year's star-studded festivities. We've handpicked women who have been trailblazers in music and entertainment as executives and/or performers but who have also used their platform to make a difference in the lives of young women of color. They are multi-dimensional as entrepreneurs, entertainers and humanitarians who constantly reinvent themselves to enrich our community."

"It's been a tradition for many years for African Americans from all over the country to choose Oak Bluffs as its premier vacation spot," added Norman Hall, Managing Member for MV Soul Concepts and Martha's Vineyard resident. "Now, MV Summer Madness provides vacationers and lovers of R&B, Hip Hop, House and Jazz music an opportunity to experience the totality of urban music culture in the iconic setting of 'good times' Oak Bluffs."

Registration information, along with a full schedule of events, is conveniently located on the website www.mvsummermadness.com. Tickets begin as low as $50 and V.I.P. packages are also available. MV Summer Madness is quickly becoming the ultimate destination for music and entertainment!

For more information about MV Summer Madness Music Conference and Festival, please visit: www.mvsummermadness.com



About MV Soul Concepts
MV Soul Concepts, LLC is the founder of MV Summer Madness ("MVSM") Music Festival and Conference. MV Soul Concepts Managing Member Sean C. Porter is the Founder of MVSM. Sean has over two decades of experience as a successful concert and music events promoter. Janon Costley is a Managing Member of MV Soul Concepts and serves as their branding specialist and sponsorship expert. Norman B. Hall is a Managing Member bringing over 30-plus years of business development expertise to the company, handling On-Island logistics and operations for MV Soul Concepts, and is a resident of Martha's Vineyard.

Chairman Emeritus and Founder of MV Summer Madness, G. Alexander Jenkins, Esq. is an entertainment attorney and record producer who has over 20 years of experience in the music industry. Founder of Cold Chillin Records Tyrone "Fly Ty" Williams is MV Soul Concepts Honorary Chairman. He created one of the most successful urban contemporary record labels of all times and has over 30 years of experience in radio and music.

Ms. Doris Clark is an island resident and serves as MV Soul Concept's event day coordinator, hospitality and registration advisor.

About the 2nd Annual Summer Madness Music Conference and Festival
MV Summer Madness Music Festival and Conference is a weekend-long event featuring unforgettable concerts with the top notch acts, parties, artist showcases and networking opportunities through educational panels consisting of major players in the music industry.

The 2nd Annual Summer Madness Music Conference and Festival will take place the weekend of August 8-10, 2014 on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.

The town of Oak Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard has been a chic destination for prominent African Americans for over a century, boasting summer residents, such as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Spike Lee, Sylvia Rhone, Suzanne DePasse, Skip Gates and many others. Summer residents of Martha's Vineyard have a disposable income in the billions of dollars, represented by a wide array of dynamic groups, from Hollywood icons to the corporate elite as well as political movers and shakers.

Central to the Island's entertainment allure is diverse food, music and dancing. The town of Oak Bluffs didn't earn the signature as "Good Time Oak Bluffs" by accident! This small town on the southern tip of the Island is not only located two minutes from the beach, it is also home to the best nightlife on the Island, with no less than 20 restaurants and nightclubs within a five-minute walking radius. The majority of the sites are on the scenic Oak Bluffs harbor or on lively Circuit Avenue, the main drag. Music and summer fun go hand in hand on the Island. The MV Summer Madness Music Festival and Conference is an Island event not to be missed!

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